Trade

Freedom Partners supports expanding free trade, allowing consumer demand – rather than government – to determine the flow of goods and services across borders. History has shown that free trade increases overall prosperity and individual well-being.

Participation in the global marketplace means more people have access to more products and better prices. Free trade not only provides billions of new customers for American-made goods, but also enables Americans to obtain products and services at more affordable costs than ever before.

Freedom Partners opposes protectionist policies such as quotas and tariffs that limit free trade. Protectionism helps a select few large, established firms while harming smaller American companies. Workers, taxpayers and consumers are also hurt by policies such as tariffs and other protectionist restrictions that ultimately lead to corporate welfare, higher consumer prices, more poverty and government control.

Freedom Partners supports all efforts to empower American innovators, entrepreneurs and hard-working families to buy and sell goods and services based on their needs – not the preferences of politicians.


Aug 17, 2018

Freedom Partners: We Should Work with Trade Partners to Reach Administration’s ‘Zero Tariff’ Goal

Arlington, VA – Today marks the end of the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) comment period for the administration’s proposal to level an additional duty on Chinese goods. The proposal would…

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Aug 16, 2018

Tariff Troubles: American Meat Producers See Their Exports Literally Frozen

A blistering volley of retaliatory tariffs from Mexico, Canada and China has taken its toll on the meat industry. A stunning 2.5 billion pounds of beef, pork and poultry are currently…

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Aug 14, 2018

Measuring the Damage of Tariffs

In a little over 100 days, Washington’s steel and aluminum tariffs have garnered more than $1.4 billion in federal revenue. And this is just the beginning. The federal government is…

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Aug 08, 2018

Freedom Partners: Latest Round of Chinese Tariffs on U.S. Goods Painfully Predictable

Arlington, VA – In response to the administration’s decision to levy a 25 percent tariff on an additional $16 billion of Chinese imports, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce announced it would retaliate…

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Aug 06, 2018

Freedom Partners Commends Senate Bill to Address Tariffs Based on National Security

Arlington, VA – With tariffs already raising the price for steel, aluminum, and threatened against many cars – all under the premise of protecting national security – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce today applauded new…

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Aug 03, 2018

Freedom Partners Urges Trade Talks as Tariff Threats Grow

Arlington, VA – As China threatens new tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. products, Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce warned against the harm from tariffs in a statement today. In addition, the…

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Aug 02, 2018

U.S. Senate Passes Measure to Strengthen Congressional Trade Authority

Freedom Partners applauds the U.S. Senate for passing a bill that would cut or eliminate tariffs on roughly 1,660 items made outside the United States. It was passed unanimously and…

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Aug 02, 2018

Freedom Partners Applauds Rule Setting New Fuel Economy Standards

Arlington, VA – The Department of Transportation (DOT) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed a rule that recommends freezing fuel economy standards at 2020 levels. The measure would revoke a decision by…

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Aug 01, 2018

Freedom Partners: White House Should Not Double-Down on Restrictive Tariffs on Chinese Goods

Arlington, VA – According to news reports today, the Trump administration is considering plans to increase tariffs of 10 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25 percent. The drastic measure…

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Jul 31, 2018

What They Are Saying About Freedom Partners’ Latest Trade Campaign Announcements

Arlington, VA – At a summer gathering over the weekend, Network leaders reiterated their warnings against Washington’s self-destructive trade policies and the long-term economic damage likely to ensue. In addition…

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